In Memory of
WILLIAM E. LE CLERE
Bill Passed Away in January 2004 - We will miss him greatly.
Bill was very instrumental in helping us to get organized and focused
on Community goals.
We will always remember him and the contributions he made to the
Critter Park and A Better Choice Foundation
William Le Clere consulted with
individuals to help them change. He
uses organization development, adult education and community analysis
evaluation methods. Since 1967 he
has consulted with private, government and non-profit organizations in
Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and North America.
In the United States, Canada and other countries he has
with change management, competency studies, conflict resolution,
strategic thinking and team development. He
has also trained internal trainers and consultants in a variety of
development efforts – in the aerospace, automobile, communications,
consumer product and financial industries.
clients have included AT&T, Compaq Computer,
General Electric, General
Motors, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, Shell Canada, and
Corporation. He has also
specialized in small business and medium-sized, private enterprise
in several inner-city, urban areas in the United States, and in the
(Netherlands-Antilles), Ghana, Poland and Saudi Arabia.
In North America Mr. Le Clere has
consulted with the U.
S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Labor and State. He has also been a consultant to the U. S.
Development, Peace Corps, the National Institutes of Health and the
Science Foundation. In Canada he
trained senior staff at the Ontario Civil Service Commission. He helped design leadership training for
at the Foreign Service Institute. He
was Project Director for a team which developed a government-sponsored,
computer-based planning simulation for rural areas in the Eastern
multi-national organizations he served as an Expert
to the UNDP for five
years and has consulted to both the IMF and the World Bank. He also provided organization change
training of trainers
and senior leaders with government ministries in Iran, Jamaica,
Non-Profit and Civil Society
Mr. Le Clere works extensively with non-profit groups
in both domestic and
international settings. Many of his
clients are private-voluntary groups working to strengthen civil
domestically and abroad. Domestically,
he has provided leadership and team development for AARP, Aspen
JHPIEGO of Johns Hopkins University, Save the Children and the Wallace
Fund. His clients have focused on
building democracy, environmental preservation and reproductive health
he has provided consultation to Southern
Partners of several of
the above organizations, as well as to Helen Keller International,
Industrialization Centers International, PLAN International, and World
Vision. He has trained trainers and
consultants in Southern Support
Organizations from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines
Zambia. Much of this work has
focused on strengthening the capacity, institutional autonomy and
sustainability of grassroots NGOs.
Mr. Le Clere was a Senior Consultant with the
Behavioral Science Center of
the Sterling Institute, Vice President of McBer & Company and a
and Executive Vice President of LMA, Inc. He
was a founder of the non-profit Institute for Planned Change, a
the Training Resources Group and is now a Senior Associate with the
for Development Research in Boston, Massachusetts.
completed his undergraduate work at Lehigh University
and did his graduate
studies at Columbia University and the University of Michigan. He lives with his wife, Christa, in the
“An Integrated Approach to Socioeconomic Development,” –
Monograph, Sterling Institute Publications, 1970.
“Social Intervention in Curacao,” – with David E. Berlew, Journal
of Applied Behavioral Sciences, 1972 .
“Perspectives on Motivation Consulting and Training in
Monograph, Some New Trends for
Development, UNIDO, 1974.
“Chaos, Organizations and the Future: Trends in Science
Management.” – Monograph, LMA
“Interagency Management Improvement Programs for Irrigated
Agriculture,” – with Eduardo Batista and Shirley Rish – Annual
Research Report, Agricultural Research Service, USDA 1994.
“Using Consultants Effectively,” – with Miriam M. Ritvo –
in Managing Change in the Age of Change, NTL,
Irwin Publishing, 1995.
“Building Grassroots Citizen’s Organizations,” – with
Vincent – chapter in Sustaining Civil
Society: Strategies for Resource Mobilization, CIVICUS, 1997.
“Financial Sustainability Strategies for NGOs,” ed. with
– participant’s workbook and consulting modules, Sustainable
Development Services Project, the Institute for
Development Research, USAID 1999.
Non-Profit and Civil Society References
These are all client contacts with whom Mr. Le Clere
has worked recently
and/or is currently working.
Don Graybill, Former Director, Organization
Development, SAVE (301) 951 7870
Leach, Sr. Organization Development Consultant, John
Snow, Inc. (617) 482
McIntosh, President & CEO, JHPIEGO Corporation,
Inc. (410) 955 8558
references from past clients in the private
sector and/or from
government agencies are available upon request.